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PEP Moms

PEP (Parents Encouraging Parents) Moms is a fellowship time for mothers of children of all ages. Whether you have a newborn at home or are trying to cut the apron strings with your high schooler, motherhood can be joyful, frustrating, and lonely at times, and that’s why PEP Moms was established.

Meeting Information

PEP Moms meet in the Church Parlor from 9:15 am - 12:00 pm usually on the third Friday of the month (weather permitting). Each meeting begins with a guest speaker followed by small group interactions and activities based on each meeting’s topic.

2015-16 Meeting Schedule

FALL LUNCHEON, October 16: 9:15 am - 12:00 pm in the Parlor
Topic: Dealing With Depression & Anxiety and Getting Back Your Joy
Speakers: Tiffany Atchley & Angie Goderich
Online registration runs October 1-9. $20 registration fee covers the entire year of PEP Moms meetings.
Contact Tammy Rice ( with the names and ages of the children for whom you will need

November 13, 2015 - 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Topic:  Adoption - Cindy Hobby
Breakfast Provided by PEP Moms Members

December 4, 2015 - 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Discontentment & Envy - Craig Mintz
Breakfast Provided by PEP Moms Members

January 15, 2015 - 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Keeping Peace In The Home - Fayla Ott
Breakfast Provided by PEP Moms Members

Possible February Meeting(s) TBA

March 18, 2016 - 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Topic & Speaker TBA
Breakfast Provided by PEP Moms Members

April 15, 2016 - 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Topic & Speaker TBA
Catered Spring Luncheon

* All topics and speakers subject to change
** Names of all registrants will be divided into groups to provide breakfast, each group will provide breakfast for one meeting.

“Let us not give up meeting together...let us encourage one another...” Hebrews 10:25

A typical meeting is as follows:
  • 9:15 am - Nursery Drop-off & Registration
  • 9:30 am - Announcements & Speaker
  • 10:30 am - Small Group Time / Activities
  • 12:00 pm - Pick up Children
Our goals are to:
  • Provide opportunities for spiritual and emotional growth in a Christian-based format;
  • Encourage positive and practical ideas on parenting, marriage, and family relationships;
  • Develop close friendships and promote fun and fellowship;
  • Leave the meetings feeling valued, supported, and energized

And he took the children in his arms... Mark 10:16

Quality childcare is available in the Church Nursery for children birth through preschool, 9:15 am - 12:00 pm. There is no charge for childcare. However, if nursery is needed, it is recommended that you register for PEP Moms early to increase your chances of reserving a spot for your child/children, as space is limited. 

“So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord...join with me...” 2 Timothy 1:8

Registration for PEP Moms begins in August, but you can join at any time during the year. There is a one-time $20 registration fee for annual enrollment which includes a fall and spring luncheon. Confidential scholarships are available by contacting the church office. You do not have to be a member of First Baptist Church to attend. Everyone is welcome!

To pre-register, print off the registration form below and bring it to your first meeting.

Download Registration Form

For more information on Pep Moms contact the church office at (865) 453-9001.

*Winter Weather Advisory:
Please note that if Sevier County Schools are opening 1 hour late, we WILL still meet at 9:15 a.m.
If Sevier County Schools are delayed for 2 hours, we will NOT meet.
If Sevier County Schools are closed we will NOT meet.